Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
24th February 2019

Not doing preoperative ECG in 25-year-old female: is it negligence?
Analysis of the 2.7 lakh compensation awarded by the apex consumer forum

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Recently the apex consumer forum directed three doctors to pay Rs 2.7 lakh for "gross-negligence" and "mismanagement" that led to the death of a woman after she suffered a cardiac arrest during an operation and slipped into a coma and never recovered from it.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) said that it was a "serious lapse" on the part of the doctors to not assess the woman's cardiac condition before the operation.....read more

DCC deliberates on defining and regulating OTC drugs
Excerpts from the Minutes of the 55th Meeting of the Drugs Consultative Committee held on 31.01.2019 and 01.02.2019 at New Delhi

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

"Agenda No. 8: Consideration of the report submitted by Sub-Committee of Drugs Consultative Committee (DCC) on over-the-counter (OTC) drugs

DCC was apprised that a sub-committee was constituted in 52nd meeting held on 18.09.2017 under the chairmanship of Dr. Ravi Shankar IPS, Director General, DCA, Andhra Pradesh to examine comprehensively the drugs marketed in country vis-á-vis conditions for sale stipulated under various schedules, namely H, H1, G, X, K and recommend the list of drugs which may be considered for marketing as OTC along with conditions to be followed....read more

Practice Updates

DG Shah, founder of Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance passes away

Dilip Shah, founder of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) the organisation that represented the interests of Indian drug makers passed away in Mumbai on Friday. He was 77. Known in the industry as "DG", Mr Shah started the IPA when the Indian pharma companies... read more

MCI secretary general resigns

The Secretary General of Medical Council of India (MCI) Sanjay Srivastava has resigned from the post although the health and family welfare ministry has not issued any clarification on the step. MCI, which is the apex body that regulated medical education in the country,.... read more

More than 1.3 crore screened for NCDs at the HWCs

A total of 1,33,84,332 women and men, thirty years of age and above have been screened for common non communicable diseases (NCDs) at the various Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) across the country... read more

Hospitals and health centers in Belize are set to become more safe "green" and resilient to natural disasters

Belize City, 22 February 2019 (PAHO)- Eleven hospitals and health centers and a laboratory in Belize (Central American) will be retrofitted to make them safer, "green" and able to continue operating during emergencies and disasters as part of the Smart Health Facilities Project, a Pan American Health.... read more

Older biologic age linked to elevated breast cancer risk

Biologic age, a DNA-based estimate of a person's age, is associated with future development of breast cancer, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health, as per a study published online Feb. 22 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study showed for every five years a woman's biologic age was older than her chronologic or actual age, known as age acceleration,... read more

Prolonged surgery is associated with increased risk for postoperative delirium

In a population-based cohort study of more than 65,000 adults, increasing surgery duration was associated with a higher risk-adjusted likelihood of postoperative delirium. Every additional 30 minutes of surgery increased the risk by 6%. This risk was higher in patients who received a general anesthetic.... read more

Medical Voice

Artificially sweetened beverages: More than one per day can cause stroke

Drinking artificially sweetened beverages is linked to increased risk for ischemic stroke, coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality in women. Among almost 82,000 participants in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study, risk for fatal and nonfatal stroke was 23% higher among women who self-reported drinking the most diet..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: Remember the Small Things
Inspirational Story 2: Do not be jealous
Getting adequate nutrient supplementation through natural food is harm reduction
Vitamin D is essential for several body functions and 40 minutes of absorbing this from sunlight is a must
New Delhi, 23rd February 2019: A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research confirms that vitamin D supplementation is less effective in the presence of obesity, and it uncovers a biological mechanism to explain this observation. It indicates that it may be more useful to treat vitamin D insufficiency in obese individuals with calcidiol rather than with other forms of vitamin D. Obesity reduces the ability of the liver to convert vitamin D into 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

A recent report by the ASSOCHAM Healthcare Committee has revealed that about 8 in 10 people in Delhi suffer from Vitamin D deficiency. Such a deficiency can cause chronic muscle pain, spasms, low energy levels, and depression.

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